Skip to main content

Naropa Poetics Audio Archives

Naropa Audio Archives

The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



rss RSS

817
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
Prior Page
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Whalen, Philip
audio

eye 249

favorite 0

comment 0

A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues discussing Pericles and Shakespeare in general. This is part 3 of 3.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 368

favorite 0

comment 0

Andy Clausen gives lecture on Vladimir MAyakovski. He begins by giving some historical information about his life and the events occuring in the USSR at this time. He reads Myakovski's "And yet," sections of "The clouded trousers" and "Order Number 2" aloud. This tape ends with the beginning of "La Parisian" being read aloud. Related tape 80P133. This is class 1 of 2.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 295

favorite 0

comment 0

Second half of an Anne Waldman class about language and consciousness. This half of the class is devoted to student work, assignments, and a writing exercise. (Continued from 86P037)
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Dorn, Ed
audio

eye 636

favorite 0

comment 1

Ed Dorn finishes his reading with "Period Westerns" and "An Opinion on a Matter of Public Safety."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 877

favorite 0

comment 1

The eleventh in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Basil Bunting, Campion and Dowland. Works read and discussed include Thou Must Home to Shadow Underground and Follow Thy Fair Sun by Campion. This is class 11 of 33.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 8,086

favorite 16

comment 2

Allen Ginsberg class with William Burroughs. Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, including his book Nova Express. Burroughs arrives and discusses writing techniques, including the idea that "Life is a cut up." He also talks about why he became a writer, Laurie Anderson, rolling drunks, biological warfare, weapons and retreats. The class learns some exercises for observing details while walking down the street.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 948

favorite 1

comment 0

A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the poets Guillaume Apollinaire, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Federico Garcia Lorca. The New York School poet Frank O'Hara is also briefly discussed. Ginsberg reads a selection of poems from the their works, followed by a class discussion. (Continued from 75P017)
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 5,276

favorite 6

comment 1

A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kyger, Joanne
audio

eye 239

favorite 1

comment 0

Kyger has the class read the work they wrote in reponse to assignments on the coyote story and compassion for place. She also lectures on Maria Sabina and reads some of her work. This is class 7 of 12.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Whalen, Philip
audio

eye 526

favorite 0

comment 0

Second portion of Philip Whalen lecture "Writers on Writing" that begins with PW talking about the book "Magnetic Fields." There is then more discussion regarding Gertrude Stein where PW mentions the "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" as good insight into Stein's process and work. He then talks about musical literature in response to an audience question where he mentions the book "The Banquet Years." Then he reads portions of "Tender Buttons"...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Bye, Reed
audio

eye 326

favorite 0

comment 0

Reed Bye, Hamlet, August 1980. Reed Bye presents a class in the series "Rotating Shakespeare" on the play Hamlet. Bye describes the history of criticism on Hamlet and the origins of the Hamlet story, then presents a cosmological interpretation of Hamlet. The class then reads through the play, interspersing the reading with discussion of individual scenes. (Continued on 80P162). This is class 1 of 4.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Corso, Gregory; Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 1,766

favorite 3

comment 0

A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Gregory Corso helps teach the class. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Hood are discussed extensively. The class reads from Shelley, and Ginsberg recites Shelley's "Ode to the west wind."
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 2,243

favorite 4

comment 1

Second half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He continues his discussion on nomads followed by a brief talk about the travels of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. He ends the lecture discussing the future of travel. (Continued from 91P149)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Whalen, Philip
audio

eye 362

favorite 0

comment 0

Second half of Class 9 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Hart Crane's life during the period in which "The Bridge" was composed, with an emphasis on the literary climate of the time. (Continued from 80p107.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Coolidge, Clark
audio

eye 351

favorite 0

comment 0

A class taught by Clark Coolidge at the Naropa Institute July 3, 1980. Coolidge speaks about the painter Duras focusing on his painting "Melancholia" and the philosophy behind it. Coolidge then spends the rest of the class reading his long poem "Melancholia" written in response to Duras. This is class 2 of 2.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 392

favorite 1

comment 0

Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 1,515

favorite 7

comment 1

Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 778

favorite 0

comment 0

An Anne Waldman reading. Introduced by Allen Ginsberg, Waldman reads eleven of her poems including "Cable blue mosque."
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 653

favorite 1

comment 0

This first class of Waldman's graduate Gertrude Stein seminar centers on Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The class discusses their reading of the text in-depth and Waldman lectures on Stein's earlier life, her teachers, brother and her relationship with Alice B. Toklas.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Hollo, Anselm
audio

eye 410

favorite 0

comment 0

An Anselm Hollo workshop on hermeticism. Hollo discusses many aspects of hermeticism, including exile, language, archetype, religion, and writers who have led a hermetic life. He also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kapil Rider, Bhanu; Mullen, Laura; Polito, Robert; Yau, John
audio

eye 339

favorite 0

comment 0

A prose panel from week 3 of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa in 2002, featuring Robert Polito the art of Jim Thompson discussing briefly Ida Lupino, Jim Thompson & the WPA and on the composition of his book on Thompson, Savage Beauty, ending with brief note on Bob Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft. Laura Mullen reads a cycle of vignettes on composition. John Yau reads an essay on Andy Worhol titled, "Double Self-Portrait." This panel is followed with a Q&A...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ping, Wang; Sze, Arthur
audio

eye 387

favorite 0

comment 0

Second half of a reading, with Wang Ping and Arthur Sze. Ping reads "Of flesh and spirit," "Song of calling souls" and "Ultimate passage." Sze reads poems from his book Archipelago, including "Original memory" and "Archipelago." (Continued from 95P027)
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 3,242

favorite 4

comment 1

First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," Ginsberg's "A Manifesto," and diPrima's "Loba." (Continues on 74p009.)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 3,047

favorite 1

comment 0

Second half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac and discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on meeting Kerouac and their ensuing relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer, and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. (Continued from...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 10,182

favorite 19

comment 4

Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 801

favorite 0

comment 0

Allen Ginsberg subtitutes for a workshop class taught by Tom Pickard recorded April 1, 1981 at Naropa. In this class, Allen discusses poetic composition using Corso, Marshall,Spicer, Kerouac, Blake, Pound, Williams, Bunting and others as examples. Later, students present their work and Ginsberg gives critiques often discussing the methods of composition, structureing, and selection of vocabulary in poetry. Continued on 81P110
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 14,479

favorite 21

comment 5

First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Burroughs, William S.
audio

eye 4,752

favorite 6

comment 0

First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Carroll, Jim; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 730

favorite 0

comment 0

Second third of a reading beginning with Eleni Sikelianos' "Little Pasha," "The Wild Beasts," "The Miners," "I Like the Way You Touched Me Last Night," "Psalm," "From my Shoe," "After that I went to work in a sugar factory," "The Emotional Stomach" and "The Blue Coat." Anne Waldman continues with the "I'm a woman and I have a job" joke and the levitating story, followed by a reading of...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 1,493

favorite 1

comment 1

This is the second part to a class from 88P045. Tape begins with Allen Ginsberg and his class discussing images to create text and cliche and the faults associated with insecurity of self image related to writing. Discussion evolves to mention Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Kerouac and their candid nature and the consequences or beauties associated with recreating reality. The class then moves on to language poets and what they embody with a student reading Stephen Rodefer's...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Cope, David; Rakosi, Carl
audio

eye 157

favorite 2

comment 0

David Cope divers poems ranging from Vietnam, Immigration, and Fishing. Carl Rakosi, an Objectivist poet, draws haunting meditaions on the movement of age and culture.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 1,866

favorite 5

comment 1

Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 635

favorite 0

comment 0

This is the second portion of a class on Autobiographical Poetry/Writing. The class begins with Allen Ginsberg (AG) talking about the upcoming protest at Rocky Flats and there is much discussion about logistics. The class then reads from Reznikoff's Volume I and students begin sharing their material. Intermitently during the student readins, Allen provides feedback and gives concrete examples from their respective works on how to condense and improve the immediacy of the writing. Allen then...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Burroughs, William S.
audio

eye 8,365

favorite 21

comment 0

First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Bernstein, Charles
audio

eye 1,148

favorite 3

comment 0

A lecture by Charles Bernstein on poetics. Bernstein reads from "Fragments from the 17th Manifesto of Nude Formalism by Hermes Hermeneutic" and "The Second War." Discussion includes the holocaust, Heidegger, racism, radical modernism, the effects of World War II on American culture, and Reznikoff's "Holocaust." The lecture ends with a question and answer session.
Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, war in literature, antiwar literature
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 369

favorite 2

comment 0

Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. This includes a discussion and brief history of Jane Austen, including biographical and other critical information that is referenced in other tapes. (Continued from 77p070.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 2,727

favorite 5

comment 1

First half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on the imagination of procedure with advice on Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Frost, and Louis Zukofsky. Also included in this lecture are readings from Pound, Whitman, and Creeley's own works. Allen Ginsberg adds to the lecture by posing a specific question to Creeley about Whitman and Charles Olson. (Continues on 86p022.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
audio

eye 2,014

favorite 7

comment 1

First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on "Spontaneous Poetics." Discussion includes meditation and poetry with William Carlos Williams's "Thursday" as an example. Ginsberg discusses Indian poetry, Paris and Henri Micheaux, William Blake's "Tierza," Gertrude Stein, and political disillusionment. (Continues on 76p076.)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Wilson, Peter Lamborn
audio

eye 567

favorite 0

comment 0

First half of part 2, of a two-part class, by Peter Lamborn Wilson on utopian poetics. Students read assigned utopian poetic statements and discuss with Wilson points that arose in those statements. Topics covered include science fiction, scientific paradigms, and the notion of progress; Nietzsche's ubermensch and society of free spirits; Bardism vs. much of contemporary American poetry; cooptation of creativity into the spectacle and how to evade it; normative education in America; and the...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 997

favorite 1

comment 0

Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetics. He opens by talking about Pushkin and reads his "The Prophet," "Message to Syberia" and a couple others. He then moves to American `19th century authors and talks about Edgar Allen Poe and reads "The Bells" and "Anabelle Lee." He then talks about rhythm and the spondee and goes into great details explaining and giving examples of different meters. He defines meter and foot. Then he moves into Herman Mellville and...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 680

favorite 0

comment 0

Allen Ginsberg class, 19th century poetry begins with continued discussion of Wordsworth's "Prelude" from class on 81P167. Ginsberg reads from Book 11 Line 106, Book 12 line 208 and Book 14 lines 10-61. There is some discussion of Reznikof and his Five Groups of Verse. Then the class moves on to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, which is read aloud and discussed.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 882

favorite 0

comment 0

Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 3,134

favorite 4

comment 0

Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Codrescu, Andrei
audio

eye 240

favorite 0

comment 0

Second half of faculty reading from Summer Writing Program. Andrei Codrescu finishes the excerpt from his novella.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Ginsberg, Allen; Zamora, Daisy
audio

eye 1,252

favorite 0

comment 1

Daisy Zamora and Lawrence Ferlinghetti read original poetry, Allen Ginsberg reads poems by Nicanor Parra. Zamora's poems also read in English included, "Death's Makeup," and "What Hands in my Hands."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kyger, Joanne
audio

eye 245

favorite 1

comment 0

This is the 12th class in Joanne Kyger's series on Compassion in Place. She focuses on various shamanic practices, in particular the use of crystals and medicine bags and reads certain myths/fables. This is class 12 of 12.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 1,481

favorite 4

comment 1

Allen Ginsberg sings at the West End Tavern in Boulder, Colorado, accompanied by a jazz ensemble with Art Lande. Highlights include "Hum bom," "Put down your cigarette rag (Don't smoke)," and "Sickness blues."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Moore, Thurston
audio

eye 5,319

favorite 2

comment 0

Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Brossard, Nicole; Collom, Jack; Evans, George; Evenson, Brian; Glave, Thomas; Henderson, David; Mullen, Harryette; Owen, Maureen; Seko, Julie; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne; Wasserman, Jo Ann; Zamora, Daisy
audio

eye 315

favorite 0

comment 0

A colloquium of the Summer Writing Program. The faculty of the Summer Writing Program give synopsis of the themes and ideas which the addressed in each of their classes. Anne Waldman is chair of the colloquium.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kyger, Joanne
audio

eye 202

favorite 1

comment 0

This is class III of Compassion for Place, a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote and read Coyote stories, but widens the discussion to its image as the trickster, and how Coyote can also be female. She reads from Snyder's The Old Ways, and talks about his Coyote Journal. A large part of the recording focuses on students in the class reading their nature-based assignments, created by visiting the same individual outdoor space alone...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 932

favorite 1

comment 0

Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetry. This class begins with AG talking about the change in writing as time and technology progressed with repsect to voyage writing and travel accounts. He reads from Carpenter's "The secret of time and satan" and then there is a digressive conversation about meditation and being mindful and the San Franscisco New School. Then the class reads Dunan's "The lightfoot hears you and the darkness begins" and there is talk about the...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 485

favorite 0

comment 0

Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 23,831

favorite 21

comment 4

A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 4,656

favorite 5

comment 1

Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Snyder, Gary
audio

eye 438

favorite 1

comment 0

83p067 and 83p068 constitute a class in series of classes with Gary Snyder in which Snyder discusses "The Book of Songs", his poems, the importance of saying grace, the role of the poet in society, and visions.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Strangers Die Every Day
audio

eye 421

favorite 0

comment 0

Strangers Die Everyday, recorded live on Digital Media at Boulder Theater March 9th, 2006 as part of a benefit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esparanza.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Friedlander, Benjamin; Hollo, Anselm
audio

eye 739

favorite 0

comment 0

Benjamin Friedlander lecture on Paul Celan including several small papers about Celan and several translations of his work. Anselm Hollo joins the lecture midway, followed by a question and answer session.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen
audio

eye 4,796

favorite 7

comment 2

Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 1,936

favorite 4

comment 0

A reading of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry written in English, as well as his poetry written in Tibetan and translated into English by Trungpa Rinpoche with British and American friends. Trungpa Rinpoche introduces each poem and reads portions in the original Tibetan accompanied by David Rome reading the English texts.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kyger, Joanne
audio

eye 205

favorite 2

comment 0

This is class 8 in the series Compassion for Place taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in the summer of 1981. Kyger talks about the Dogribs, part of the Athapaskan clan, their use of the poisonous mushroom amanita muscaria, the problem of new age white shamanism, esp. in poetry, and various Native American poets. She also reads her own work and talks about her time in Puerto Rico traveling with Peter Warshall, and mentions many poets and writers and their works including Jung, and...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Codrescu, Andrei
audio

eye 282

favorite 1

comment 0

Andrei Codrescu, Workshop, Exquisite Corpses. Andrei Codrescu presents a workshop in which students write, read and discuss exquisite corpses.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Carroll, Jim; Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 1,327

favorite 0

comment 0

First half of a poetry reading with Jim Carroll and Anne Waldman. Carroll reads "A day at the races," "The poet and the vibrator," "The new ordeal," "With Van Gogh," "Homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins," "For Elizabeth," "Fallen heroes" "For my generation" and "A child growing up with the sun." Waldman reads "Coup de grace," "Out there," "Eyes in all heads to be looked out of,"...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Ginsberg, Allen; Rakosi, Carl
audio

eye 661

favorite 1

comment 0

Objectivist poet Carl Rakosi continues a lecture on Objectivism and his own work. The conversation focuses on poetry's relation to politics and the social. Rakosi, Allen Ginsberg, and the students in the audience discuss and debate whether poetry has political influence, the difference between poetry and history, and Rakosi's "existential" view of poetry.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Coolidge, Clark
audio

eye 312

favorite 0

comment 0

A class taught by Clark Coolidge July 2, 1980. Coolidge spends the class reading from Timon Of Athens. This is part 3 of 4.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Smith, Harry
audio

eye 10,935

favorite 17

comment 3

A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: mysticism, consciousness
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Whalen, Philip
audio

eye 290

favorite 1

comment 0

Second half of a class with Philip Whalen discussing Alexander Pope's life, and the cultural context of his work. Whalen reads and discusses several works by Pope, including "The Heathen to His Departing Soul," "The Dying Christian to His Soul," "A Rondeau," "An Epistle to a Doctor of Divinity...," and "The Dunciad." (Continued from 84p042.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, 17th and 18th century literature
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Waldman, Anne
audio

eye 767

favorite 0

comment 0

Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the historical, biographical, and cultural context of the play as well as exploring the main characters and reading from the more famous speeches of the play. (Continued on 80P140). This is class 1 of 4.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Snyder, Gary
audio

eye 787

favorite 1

comment 0

Gary Snyder leads a class called "Linguistics, Anthropology." Snyder's discussions of indigenous, oral poetic traditions, and his reading of "The Song of the Daughter of the Mountain God," a poem from the oral tradition of the peoples indigenous to Hokaido, Japan, lead him to discuss the basic linguistics of speech.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 626

favorite 1

comment 0

First half of a Joy Harjo lecture on Native American women writers. She talks about Native culture, history, oppression, and worldview, and also looks at the riches to be found in Euro-American culture. Harjo reads and discusses works by Native women, including "Why stone does not sing by itself," by Anita Endrezze-danielson, "Story from bear country," by Leslie Marmon Silko, "The strange people," by Louise Erdrich, "The dust will settle," by Luci...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Corso, Gregory
audio

eye 377

favorite 1

comment 0

Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including Shelley's birthday and biography, women poets, men as mystical/women as magical, and student poems. This is class 4 of 8.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Corso, Gregory
audio

eye 779

favorite 1

comment 0

Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Chaucer, Dante, the Crusades, Charlemagne, the Renaissance, Copernicus, Persia, and student poems. This is class 8 of 8.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Rakosi, Carl
audio

eye 608

favorite 3

comment 0

Carl Rakosi reads and comments on an interview done with him for Conjunctions magazine, in which he discusses Zukofsky's editorship of Poetry Magazine; "Objectivism" as a term, a group, and a poetics; Rakosi's trouble writing and making a living; and other topics.
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 974

favorite 2

comment 1

First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
by Kyger, Joanne
audio

eye 114

favorite 1

comment 0

This is class 11 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger lectures on "Maya Land," the remaining peoples of the Chiapas Mexico-Guatemala borders, with particular emphasis on the Tzotzil speakers. She reads stories from their mythology, and some of her own works from her visit to the area, and discusses the fusion of their iconography with that of Christianity. Then the final 30 minutes of the class mostly consists of students reading their own...
Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
audio

eye 554

favorite 3

comment 0

Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.